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I'll start with a Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto sauce from whfoods.org.
They call it pesto, but it seems to be more like Chimichurri sauce from south America. Often eaten on steak.
Full of good anti-inflammatory herbs and spices. And pumpkin seeds are a quality protein high in zinc, magnesium. Onions and garlic are sources of sulfur compounds. Cilantro chelates metals like mercury. Pesto/chimichuri is good on fish, chicken, pasta, as a veggie dip, etc.
Hot peppers are usually not in pesto or chimichurri, but they are are sources of capsaicin which is good for digestion and another anti-inflammatory so if you like hot sauce, by all means include them.
* 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
* 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
* 3 scallion, chopped
* 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 2 or 3 canned jalapenos, depending on desired heat
* ï¿½ cup coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds
* 2 TBS water
* 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
* 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
* salt and white pepper to taste
1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting properties while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add olive oil a little at a time at end. You want the pesto to be blended yet not smooth. It is best with a little texture. Serve at room temperature. Do not heat it.
Edited by alternativista, 21 June 2013 - 01:16 PM.